Golf fans react to unsurprising Tiger Woods update ahead of US PGA

Tiger Woods is heading over to 'scout' Valhalla today ahead of next week's US PGA Championship.

Tiger Woods is doing a 'scouting' trip at Valhalla
Tiger Woods is doing a 'scouting' trip at Valhalla

Tiger Woods has reportedly headed over to 'scout' Valhalla today on the eve of next week's US PGA Championship

Woods, 48, last week told several TV hosts that he intends to play the remaining three majors of 2024, and hopefully one event per month from now until the end of the season. 

He was thankfully handed a special invite into the third major of the season, the US Open, at Pinehurst from 13-16 June. 

The limited playing schedule is a result of Woods taking it much easier now after undergoing ankle surgery last season following his horror car crash in February 2022. 

Prior to that, Woods underwent a number of back surgeries, something that has plagued the back end of his PGA Tour career - despite him memorably going on to win a 15th major title at the 2019 Masters. 


Despite all of Woods' recent setbacks, the 15-time major champion impressively set a new consecutive cuts made record at The Masters last month.

But sadly Woods could not keep his foot on the gas over the weekend and he finished dead last in solo 60th

That was the last time we saw Woods in action. 

Many golf fans consider the 23 holes Woods was forced to play on the Friday - as a result of playing catch up from Thursday's delay - proved detrimental to his chances of moving up the leaderboard over the final 36 holes. 

Tiger Woods is heading to Valhalla today
Tiger Woods is heading to Valhalla today

The good news for Woods at Valhalla though is that the course is much flatter than Augusta National, especially on the front nine. 

Woods also has good vibes heading into the second major of the season, especially having won the 2000 US PGA at Valhalla in a three-hole playoff against Bob May. 

When Woods teed it up there again in 2014, however, he did not have as much luck as he went on to MC. 

According to the popular TWLegion account on X / Twitter, the four-time US PGA champion headed over to play Valhalla on Wednesday 8 May just 48 hours after his good friend Justin Thomas did the same. 

Woods had planned to 'scout' Valhalla on Monday but bad weather put his plans on hold. 

The former World No.1 needs one more victory to set an outright record of 83 PGA Tour wins. 

He needs three more major victories to match 18-time record holder Jack Nicklaus

Woods has officially confirmed his participation in next week's US PGA Championship at Valhalla.

Other interesting storylines on the eve of the US PGA include how World No.1 and two-time Masters champion Scottie Scheffler will be feeling with his wife Meredith expecting their first child this week, and Jordan Spieth going for the career grand slam.

Rory McIlroy is now coming up to 10 years since he last won a major title. 

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